Although I have never used Google Forms before, I found it extremely easy to use. There was a quick demo from Google when I first opened the application, but with a few easy clicks you could easily discover how it works. The only part I struggled with was after I created a quiz (as a second assignment), I wasn’t sure how to take advantage of the auto-marking. After a quick lesson from my sister, who is a Google Certified Trainer, I was on my way.
This tool will be helpful for me to gain knowledge about my students and easily. As it can be a way to gather information, this tool can be used as a quiz (which can be auto-marked), or to allow my student to gather information to use for a graphing unit. Since we are always looking at ways to integrate technology, this would allow students to simplify and view different statistics for different results.
As my teaching neighbour and I had already decided we wanted to put in place weekly math quizzes, but recognize the time constraint on marking 30 quizzes each week, I believe that Google forms will be the perfect way to solve this. The quiz can be written with an answer key, allowing with a few easy key strokes for the system to auto -mark and for me to easily see what went well and what was a struggle for my students.
The link to my survey: http://goo.gl/forms/0A0OgJ0Kpj5qkDv93
The link to Google Forms: forms.google.com